Sitting at home reading a bunch of comic books sounds like a great idea right now.
There’s no doubt Zoom is and was shitty software that you really shouldn’t be using if you give a damn about your privacy and security. Unfortunately, many are forced, for various reasons, to use the software so this article may help you lock down your Zoom vulnerability.
Personally, I’m all in favour of SXSW being canceled but it does hurt the indie filmmakers. If you’ve got the time (and who doesn’t now?), you might find a few cinematic gems in here.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to get through this.
Sadly, not available outside the US.
Great news for Amazon Prime Video customers. But unless this was negotiated with or approved by Apple, it will likely get shut down pretty quickly
If you’re like me, you’ll really enjoy being able to watch baseball again.
A small step and arguably one that should have been taken sooner.
If you use these apps, these updates will be very welcome.
So many kids think of Dolly Parton as “The Book Lady” but she is so much more. But right now, I bet a lot of kids would love to have her read them bedtimes stories. Hell, I’ll watch it too because I love that book and I love the sound of Dolly’s voice.
Many companies are “taking advantage of” this self-isolation and self-distancing by offering their products and services to potential customers for free. It’s a great idea – consumers get to try out products they might not have otherwise and the companies build up some goodwill and possibly gain future buyers.
Read this thread for the most wonderful, sweetest, joyful story you’re likely to read today. In these times, we need and love stories even more. This is the story of a little girl and a father’s love and his joy at helping her explore.
“Everyone” is using Zoom but no one should trust Zoom. They have shown over and over again they don’t care about user security or privacy and will only “do what’s right” when caught and forced to amend their actions.
This is an area Apple could have absolutely owned with FaceTime and Group FaceTime. But it’s yet another example of Apple creating cool tech and then letting it fall by the wayside.
Their iOS weather app was always one of the best and most accurate ones I used when I lived in the US. I hope Apple treats it right.
What an awful story but I’m glad Griffiths wrote it up. I saw his tweets yesterday and I wondered what was going on. This is a great reminder that any of us can be scammed, no matter how technically proficient or “smart” we think we are.
Well, I must be a right dummy because I have no idea. I mean, how do you film a car going from 0-249 mph and back to 0 mph?
This is happening around the world.
We can all use some good news right now.
Some of these are a bit old but still good info. Some are also available outside the US.
Sweet, touching, funny, British. What more could you want?
It would be better if this data collection were more out in the open and less murky. We have to be wary of giving up liberties in search of security.
When I first saw the story, I thought they must have missed the “un” in “copyrighted.” But the Archive has lots of books that are still in print and copyrighted. So it’s probably not legal but no one wants to get into the fight.
There are few shows I look forward to more than Killing Eve. I can’t wait for April 12th. If you haven’t seen the first two seasons, you’re in for a binge-watching treat.
IEEE Spectrum: Rather than fight to repair my wounded device, I did what Big Tech and other manufacturers increasingly want owners to do. I threw it away. Today repair remains an option, one that makers want to monopolize or eliminate. … Continued
This has been around a while but I’m not a fan of Jimmy Fallon so I hadn’t seen it until it popped up on my Facebook feed. First of all, it’s an amazing editing job. Secondly, watching Brian Williams, in all his dead seriousness “rapping” is equally amazing.
I interviewed Murch many years ago at a Macworld Expo and he was a fascinating guy to talk to.
There’s just something about the British accent that makes curse words so much more enjoyable. Plus, they have words we don’t use in most of the English speaking world like “wanker” and “knob end” that just sound great.
Very kind move by the developers. Great game.
The company that posted the information, Tectonix GEO, seems to think this demonstration was a good thing. But it shows just how much information can be gleaned from our phones. It also points out just how dangerously irresponsible it was to keep the beaches open for Spring Break.
I only really started to care about the wallpapers in Mavericks. Nowadays, I don’t even see them, preferring to use the Irvue app for multiple, changing desktop wallpapers.